Division 1: Carew (242-6) drew with Whitland (228-7)

The highest scoring game in the top flight yesterday came at Carew, where more than 450 runs for shared as Whitland held on to deny the hosts an outright win.

Away skipper Mathew Davies made the call to field first despite the hot conditions, and then saw Carew openers Tim Hicks and Tom Davies put on 85 for the first wicket.

The skipper himseld ended the stand when he caught Hicks off Gethin Scourfield after he'd reached 51 in just 59 balls, a knock that included seven fours and a six.

No 3 Ceri Brace (3) went quickly after to Jonathan Thomas but Carew kept building, with Gareth Lewis (31), Nick Scourfield (21), and Nick Davies (19 not out) all helping push them past the 200 mark.

But it was opener Davies who steered matters, hitting eight fours and a six before falling 11 short of a century when he was sixth (and last) man out as he was caught by Martin Thomas off Scourfield, who led the bowling figures with 2-35.

And The Rooks then seemed destined for 30 points when they reduced Whitland to 13-3 - Jack Bowen caught by Hicks off Sean Jenkins for a duck and Tudor Hurle removing both Ed John (8) and Dylan Blain (0).

It was Thomas and Geraint Jones who then turned the tide though with a stand of 99, Jones smashing 63 from only 50 balls, 50 of which came in boundaries via eight fours and three maximums.

He eventually holed out to Nick Scourfield off Davies and Thomas made 48 (eight fours) before falling to Hicks - but the recovery continued via captain Davies (17) and Martin Thomas (34).

At 197-7 the result still stood in balance though but from there Gethin Scourfield and Adam Davies stood firm, with Scourfield making 39 not out and Davies 6 not out eventually taking Whitland to 228-8, 15 short of victory.

The winning draw keeps Carew third and with the bottom two both losing, meant vital points for Whitland in their battle to pull away from the bottom two.

Carew innings:

Tim Hicks ct Mathew Davies b Gethin Scourfield 51

Tom Davies ct Martin Thomas b Gethin Scourfield 89

Ceri Brace ct Edward John b Jonathan Thomas 3

Gareth Lewis ct & b Jonathan Thomas 31

Luke Hicks ct & b Jack Bowen 1

Nick Scourfield ct Jonathan Thomas b Jack Bowen 21

Nick Davies not out 19

Haydn Shapcott not out 6

Extras: 21.

Total: 242 for 6 wickets in 45 overs.

Bowling: Mathew Davies 7-1-41-0; Geraint Jones 12-1-61-0; Jonathan Thomas 12-0-45-2; Gethin Scourfield 9-1-35-2; Jack Bowen 5-0-50-2.

Whitland innings:

Jack Bowen ct Tim Hicks b Sion Jenkins 0

Edward John ct Tom Davies b Tudor Hurle 8

Dylan Blain ct Nick Davies b Tudor Hurle 0

Jonathan Thomas ct Haydn Shapcott b Tim Hicks 48

Geraint Jones ct Nick Scourfield b Tom Davies 63

Mathew Davies b Tudor Hurle 17

Martin Thomas ct Nick Davies b Tim Hicks 34

Gethin Scourfield not out 39

Adam Davies not out 6

Extras: 13.

Total: 228 for 7 wickets in 45 overs.

Bowling: Sion Jenkins 12-2-61-1; Tudor Hurle 12-0-63-3; Tom Davies 12-1-47-1; Ceri Brace 1-0-50-0; Tim Hicks 8-0-44-2.

Umpires: Dave Bonner and Simon Richards.

Scorers: Julie Davies and Ann-Marie Jenkins.